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Punta Tombo National Reserve

#1 of 2 things to do in Dique Florentino Ameghino Features Animals
Ruta Provincial 1 | approx 100 km from the cities of Rawson & Trelew, Dique Florentino Ameghino, Argentina
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4 weeks ago
“Long drive from Piramides but so worth it!”
Apr 8, 2017
“Way beyond my expectations”
Ruta Provincial 1 | approx 100 km from the cities of Rawson & Trelew, Dique Florentino Ameghino, Argentina
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our base was Puerto Piramides but after hearing from fellow travelers how amazing Punta Tombo was, we decided to see it our last day in the area. We drove from Piramides and spent 1.5 hours there before heading to the airport back in Puerto Madryn....More

Thank pronto1024
Reviewed April 8, 2017

Punta Tombo, in Argentine Patagonia is absolutely amazing, To begin with the land and sea are breath taking. Then there are the Magellan Penguins, everywhere. Thousands of penguins all over the place. Walking on the barren land, in their burrows, adult and young ones. Than...More

Thank nancy s
Reviewed March 12, 2017

This park more than met my expectations for penguin watching. The Magellanic Penguins were wonderful. Everywhere you look - there they are. From babies to adults. We did not know they nest in the ground under small shrubs, so once you train you eyes, you...More

Thank Judith V
Reviewed March 2, 2017

If you want to see Magellanic penguins, Punta Tomba is the place to go. There are thousands of penguins and they are everywhere - in their burrows in the brush, on the paths, under the wooden bridges, on the seashore, and in the water. The...More

Thank L77346
Reviewed February 26, 2017

This place is absolutely amazing, a natural preserve for penguins. So happy we survived the long bus ride out to see this wonderful place. The amount of penguins is mind blowing, they are every where; waddling, chirping, swimming, mating, eating, pooping and sleeping. I just...More

Thank lurcherm
Reviewed February 4, 2017

We had never seen wild penguins before, and here, we saw several thousand. This met all expectations. We went on an organized ships tour, but if I had it to do over, I would not. Others on our ship did a very similar tour with...More

1  Thank dutchbltz
Reviewed January 29, 2017

Went there at the end of January 2017. We took a ship's organized tour. It is approximately 3 hours ride each way. There are 2 bathroom stops on the way. Our droup was lucky to get a little bus as there were not many people...More

Thank EleonoraDeFelice
Reviewed January 27, 2017

Its a long boring drive here from Puerto Madryn but worth it to see the huge colony of penguins.They are so well protected that they are totally unafraid of humans and toddle among the tourists. A great experience .

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Reviewed January 8, 2017

This colony is huge and there are literally penguins everywhere you look! The landscape is beautiful too with guanacos and other birds. It is fascinating watching the penguins and their chicks both on land and at sea - great walking tracks and platforms for viewing....More

1  Thank Jill M
Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

We booked this tour from our cruise ship. The highway was smooth and the park road was good. Rest stops are along the way and at the park. The wooden boardwalk made the almost one mile hiking tour very easy. They prohibit you from getting...More

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What is the entrance fee to enter ?
April 8, 2017|
Response from L77346 | Reviewed this property |
The entrance fee is about $20 per person.
M. Renée R
Hola Mechi, vi tu comentario de ir en auto a Punta Tombo, muchos dicen que el camino es de ripio y un poco peligroso, veo que a vos te fue bis, pregunta para confirmar, entonces no es muy complicado manejar desde puerto madryn apunta tombo? que empresa para alquilar autos recomendas? y cuando es la entrada a la reserva de la pinguinera? Mucha gracias desde ya toda tu información es muy valorada Renee
September 24, 2016|
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Response from Cymro32 | Reviewed this property |
Hola Renee, Dim yn deall Sbaeneg, maen ddrwg gen i. (Cymraeg/Welsh/Galles) Don't understand Spanish, sorry.(English/Inglesia)
We will be going on a day trip from the cruise ship to Punta Tombo in mid-January. From what I have read, there will be thousands of penguins there. Great! Question: how would you describe the road there? I have read it is paved until about the last 10 or 15 miles. Is it paved now, or is the last part still a gravel road? Thank you, Susan
May 20, 2016|
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Response from Janet D | Reviewed this property |
I believe it's still a gravel road. If your driver maintains a safe speed of about 35 mph and avoids the deep, soft gravel closer to the sides of the road, you should be fine. We rented a car and did our own tour. The rental... More